The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 503 487 482
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 99 157 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.34% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 116 112
Median daily rate £450 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £298 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £394 £340
% change year-on-year -7.93% +15.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.31% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £37.75 -
% change year-on-year -52.31% -  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9015 11714 10685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.77% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5392 7313 6190
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 442 560
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 90 £450 +19.20% 39
London -9 42 £450 +24.13% 11
South East -1 30 £450 +9.09% 11
Kent +8 10 £338 -12.90% 2
Berkshire +12 8 £575 +27.77% 3
Dover - 8 - -
Scotland +26 7 £250 -33.28% 1
City of London -7 7 £475 +28.37% 1
East Midlands -1 6 £288 - 2
North West +26 5 £425 +9.67% 5
Surrey +6 5 £450 -12.19%
Manchester +15 4 £525 +61.53% 2
Hampshire +9 4 £300 -22.58% 5
Windsor -2 4 £575 +15.00%
East of England -8 4 £183 -49.30%
Northampton - 3 £300 - 2
Leicestershire - 3 £173 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 - 2
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
Leicester - 3 £173 -
Leatherhead +18 2 £488 +30.00%
Edinburgh +11 2 £300 -30.43%
Reading +11 2 - - 1
West Midlands +8 2 £306 -14.33% 3
Glasgow +6 2 - - 1
Luton -5 2 - -
Bedfordshire -7 2 - -
Milton Keynes -15 2 £454 +9.39%
Buckinghamshire -16 2 £454 +9.39%
Portsmouth - 2 £300 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 181 (100.00%) VMware
2 120 (66.30%) Windows
3 114 (62.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (50.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 88 (48.62%) Active Directory
6 80 (44.20%) Microsoft
7 75 (41.44%) Windows Server
8 67 (37.02%) ITIL
9 66 (36.46%) vSphere
10 61 (33.70%) MCSE
11 59 (32.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 57 (31.49%) PowerShell
13 54 (29.83%) Cisco
14 53 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
15 45 (24.86%) SAN
16 43 (23.76%) Data Centre
17 42 (23.20%) Citrix
17 42 (23.20%) Linux
18 41 (22.65%) Firewall
19 36 (19.89%) Hyper-V
20 35 (19.34%) CCNA
21 34 (18.78%) MS Exchange
21 34 (18.78%) SCCM
22 31 (17.13%) Security Cleared
22 31 (17.13%) HP
23 30 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
23 30 (16.57%) SC Cleared
24 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Azure
25 28 (15.47%) DNS
26 27 (14.92%) CCNP

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (18.78%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.52%) IIS
3 9 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.42%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.55%) Apache
9 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.55%) SAS
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (13.81%) Office 365
3 19 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.76%) PaaS
5 4 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.66%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.10%) IaaS
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.86%) SAN
2 41 (22.65%) Firewall
3 28 (15.47%) DNS
4 21 (11.60%) LAN
5 20 (11.05%) WAN
6 18 (9.94%) DHCP
7 16 (8.84%) NAS
8 15 (8.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (6.63%) NetScaler
10 11 (6.08%) TCP/IP
11 9 (4.97%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (4.97%) VSAN
12 7 (3.87%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (3.31%) Skype
13 6 (3.31%) VPN
14 4 (2.21%) iSCSI
14 4 (2.21%) VXLAN
15 3 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
15 3 (1.66%) Network Security
15 3 (1.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.31%) Big Data
4 6 (3.31%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 27 (14.92%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Law
3 5 (2.76%) Back Office
4 4 (2.21%) Banking
4 4 (2.21%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.21%) Legal
5 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.10%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (22.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (16.02%) Architect
3 26 (14.36%) VMware Engineer
4 20 (11.05%) Consultant
5 19 (10.50%) Analyst
6 15 (8.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.18%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (7.18%) Administrator
8 11 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.42%) VMWare Administrator
10 7 (3.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 7 (3.87%) VMware Specialist
11 6 (3.31%) Cisco Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.31%) VMware Consultant
11 6 (3.31%) Wintel Analyst
12 5 (2.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.66%) RESTful
2 2 (1.10%) J2EE
2 2 (1.10%) Java EE
2 2 (1.10%) XML
2 2 (1.10%) XSLT
3 1 (0.55%) REST
3 1 (0.55%) SAML
3 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (23.76%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.39%) Clustering
3 13 (7.18%) EMC VNX
4 10 (5.52%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 7 (3.87%) PKI
6 7 (3.87%) Replication
7 6 (3.31%) BYOD
7 6 (3.31%) HP Storage
7 6 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.76%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.66%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (1.66%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (1.66%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.10%) EPoS
11 2 (1.10%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 120 (66.30%) Windows
2 75 (41.44%) Windows Server
3 59 (32.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (23.20%) Linux
5 30 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (9.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (9.39%) Windows 10
9 14 (7.73%) CentOS
10 11 (6.08%) Windows 7
11 6 (3.31%) Solaris
11 6 (3.31%) Unix
11 6 (3.31%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.76%) Android
12 5 (2.76%) SUSE
13 4 (2.21%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.10%) HPUX
14 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (37.02%) ITIL
2 24 (13.26%) Migration
2 24 (13.26%) Service Management
3 20 (11.05%) Change Management
4 18 (9.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 17 (9.39%) ITIL V3
6 16 (8.84%) DevOps
7 15 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (7.18%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 12 (6.63%) TOGAF
10 10 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (4.42%) Converged Infrastructure
11 8 (4.42%) ITSM
11 8 (4.42%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (3.87%) Business Continuity
12 7 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.87%) High Availability
12 7 (3.87%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.87%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.49%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.18%) Python
3 11 (6.08%) SQL
4 6 (3.31%) C#
5 5 (2.76%) Perl
6 4 (2.21%) Java
7 3 (1.66%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.66%) VB
8 2 (1.10%) C
8 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (50.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (33.70%) MCSE
3 53 (29.28%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (19.34%) CCNA
5 31 (17.13%) Security Cleared
6 30 (16.57%) SC Cleared
7 27 (14.92%) CCNP
8 24 (13.26%) MCSA
8 24 (13.26%) VCP6
9 20 (11.05%) VCAP
10 14 (7.73%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (6.63%) Degree
11 12 (6.63%) MCITP
11 12 (6.63%) MCP
12 8 (4.42%) DV Cleared
13 6 (3.31%) CCA
14 5 (2.76%) CCSP
14 5 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 5 (2.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.73%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 114 (62.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (48.62%) Active Directory
3 66 (36.46%) vSphere
4 36 (19.89%) Hyper-V
5 20 (11.05%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (9.39%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (9.39%) XenApp
7 13 (7.18%) XenDesktop
8 9 (4.97%) vCloud
9 7 (3.87%) DFS Replication
9 7 (3.87%) UAG
10 6 (3.31%) ISA Server
10 6 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (3.31%) Terminal Server
10 6 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (2.76%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.66%) VMware Server
14 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (18.78%) SCCM
2 26 (14.36%) SCOM
2 26 (14.36%) vCenter Server
3 15 (8.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 14 (7.73%) PowerCLI
4 14 (7.73%) vRealize
5 13 (7.18%) NetBackup
6 11 (6.08%) vMotion
7 8 (4.42%) Ansible
8 7 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.87%) Puppet
8 7 (3.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (3.31%) WMI
10 4 (2.21%) Nagios
10 4 (2.21%) WSUS
11 3 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
12 2 (1.10%) EdgeSight
12 2 (1.10%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 181 (100.00%) VMware
2 80 (44.20%) Microsoft
3 54 (29.83%) Cisco
4 42 (23.20%) Citrix
5 31 (17.13%) HP
6 25 (13.81%) EMC
7 21 (11.60%) Red Hat
8 14 (7.73%) NetApp
9 9 (4.97%) 3PAR
9 9 (4.97%) Apple
9 9 (4.97%) AppSense
9 9 (4.97%) Veeam
10 8 (4.42%) ServiceNow
10 8 (4.42%) Symantec
11 7 (3.87%) Intel
11 7 (3.87%) McAfee
11 7 (3.87%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.31%) F5
12 6 (3.31%) Lumension
12 6 (3.31%) Splunk
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